Just Support For Learning?

December’s Children in Scotland magazine contains an article I have written about this being a good time to consider if current support for learning practices are actually achieving what we want them to. You can read the article here Just Support For Learning.  I would be interested to learn your thoughts on the issues it raises.

 The  December Children in Scotland   magazine has a focus on protecting children’s services in tough times. (There may be a small charge to access the whole magazine – but you can read my article for free).

Liz Herd

‘Stop and Stare’ campaign by RNIB

Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland

‘Stop and Stare’ campaign

 A forum of blind and partially sighted young people in Scotland have launched a national campaign to raise awareness of what being young and living with sight loss is actually like. They hope the campaign, called ‘Stop and Stare’, will help combat the isolation, exclusion and bullying that some forum members have experienced in school and on the street.

To kick it off, the Haggeye forum – set up by RNIB Scotland three years ago to represent young people aged 12 to 25 – unveiled a new digital resource-kit for schools at a launch event in Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Thursday 16 December. The kit includes a USB stick with audio testimonials from young people explaining their sight loss condition and how it impacts on their lives, a short audio-described video outlining how to guide someone who is blind or partially sighted, as well as general information about eye health.

 For further information, please contact Ian Brown at RNIB Scotland on 0131 652 3164

CPD about dyslexia and inclusion

Several Support for Learning teachers comleted the course Hidden Dyslexia this year and most found it very helpful. The providers, CPDBytes, is now offering a 70% Discount on all its courses if you register before 15th December.

For example
    * Hidden Dyslexia, normally £100 now only £30
    * Inclusion: Introduction for Teachers reduced from £150 to only £45
    * Inclusion courses for Teaching/Learning Assistants reduced from £100 to only £30
    * Barriers to Learning usually £50 now only £15
    * Disability and Dyslexia Awareness for Post 16 Educators reduced from £100 to only £30

How it works;

1. Browse all of our courses on our website http://cpdbytes.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=79b9667153aaee41587daf08f&id=d01c72eec0&e=4f83e55fee
2. Choose the course or courses you want to do.
3. Reserve your course by clicking register now and entering your details.
4. The offer is open only until 15 December 2010 at 12 noon!
5. After that date we will invoice you for your selected course(s) – with your discount applied.
6. Once the payment is completed you will receive an enrollment key by e-mail within 5 days.

7. You will have up to 6 months to complete your course.

Please e-mail alasdair@cpdbytes.com if you have any queries.